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The Reuters Obsession With Israel

The Reuters Obsession With Israel

Reuters reports that Turkey has turned down all offers of foreign assistance. A Turkish foreign ministry official said later that Turkey had received offers of help from dozens of countries after the magnitude 7.2 quake, and had so far declined assistance from all of them. Yet their headline (and the rest of the dispatch) grabs for

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Media Cheat Sheet 10/23/2011

Everything you need to know about today’s media’s coverage of Israel. Gilad Shalit • This Patrick Chappatte cartoon sums up Faisal Al Qasim’s Gulf News commentary (via IsraellyCool) which calls the lopsided deal humiliating for Arabs. Qasim’s key snippet follows the cartoon. It is not a secret at all that the value of an Arab

EJC to Reuters: Fire the Journo Who Sent Pro-Palestinian Email

The European Jewish Congress was recently roiled by a message allegedly from the Reuters email address of Svebor Kranjc, a Dutch camerman and picture editor, supporting the Palestinian statehood bid. According to the Jerusalem Post, the email — which was responding to an EJC press release against the unilateral Palestinian statehood push — said: “I

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Bibi Coverage: One Speech, Multiple Stories

Our look at some of the media coverage of the Netanyahu speech illustrates how we are at the mercy of one or two journalists and editors or the particular editorial or political line of a media outlet when it comes to coverage of Israel.

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One Man’s Terrorist Is Another Man’s Loser

• One man’s terrorist is another man’s loser. A NY Times memo instructs the newsroom not to refer to Bin Laden as Mr. At Jill and Bill’s request, we dropped the honorific for Bin Laden. Without a “Mr.” in front of his name, it was decided that we should capitalize the “B” in Bin Laden

Reuters’ Moral Ambiguity Continues

It was a Reuters executive, Stephen Jukes, who most famously summed up Big Media’s moral ambiguity after 9/11 when he declared: We all know that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter and that Reuters upholds the principle that we do not use the word terrorist. Crispian Balmer, the wire service’s bureau chief continues

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Hamas Prefers War With Israel (and Media) Over Peace With Palestinians

Hamas would rather spark war with Israel (and the media) than make peace with Palestinians. Following the latest popular demonstrations for Palestinian unity, Hamas goons attacked media offices in Gaza and fired some 50 rockets at Israel over the weekend. The Committee to Protect Journalists elaborates on the media intimidation: Following a demonstration in Gaza City, Hamas

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